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Join the club!​

The DC Gaels are always eager to welcome new members, no matter your skill level. Come out to practice, and we'll take the time to show you the games. When you're ready to register and join the team officially, take a look at the links below to get set up.

If you're new to the world of Gaelic games in DC and want to learn more and come give them a try, reach out to us! Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with the latest. You can also subscribe to get the latest updates from the club in your inbox below. 

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Registration process (read this all first!)​

This year, like last year, you will register with both the USGAA on their website and with the club here. Be prepared for that two step process! If you are not registered with both entities, you will not be able to play competitive matches. Both the USGAA and DC Gaels registration processes are currently open!

If you have any questions about registering, or have any difficulties while you're trying to register, email the registrar.

First time registering? We've written a useful guide for registration here!

Types of Registration
If you...
Homegrown deadline for those who have never registered before
… are NOT Irish-born and have never registered with an adult GAA club
Sanctions*, Permits*, and CC6* deadline
need to temporarily move from a club in Ireland to one in the USGAA or are a summer player (example: are on a J1 visa)
USGAA Player Registration
played in for the DC Gaels last year – OR – are transferring from a different USGAA club in the Mid-Atlantic division – OR – are transferring from a different USGAA club in a different division
Inter-county transfer* deadline for all codes
are coming from Ireland, Canada, New York, UK, Europe, Australia, Middle East, Asia, etc. You're coming from anywhere outside USGAA.

Don't know what class of player you are?​



Non-Irish born players. A player that was never eligible to participate in minor grade or adult grade with a club in Ireland or Britain.



A Homegrown Player or Player has registered on or before April 30th.


Non-Resident Player

Player has registered after April 30th and is not a Homegrown Player


Non-Club Player*

1. Male player who has not registered with a GAA club for the previous 24 months 
2a. Ladies Football player who has never before registered with LGFA or,
2b. Ladies Football player who has not played League or Championship for 3 years
3. Camogie player who has not played a competitive game for the previous 24 months




* If you fall under any of these categories, please email the DC Gaels Registrar at for further assistance.


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